Answering the Call of the Wild: The Remarkable Life of Cathyrn Hilker

Sunday, September 18th, 4:30 p.m.

Little Red Schoolhouse

From the recent book: Answering the Call of the Wild: The Remarkable Life of Cathryn Hilker, she is described as  “a jewel in the crown of the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, one of the top ten zoos in the world. Her life story spans two continents on a mission to save the cheetah, an endangered species. In honor of Cathryn’s 90th birthday, this biography weaves the threads of a unique tapestry, a journey that led an ordinary farm girl from Mason, Ohio, to the extraordinary wilds of Africa (and back to Cincinnati). Cathryn is a legend in her own time for her passion and determination as a champion for cheetahs.”


Please join the IH Historical to celebrate and learn about Cathryn Hilker’s amazing journey to save the cheetahs.  More details to follow – please check back.


The Society is dedicated to preserving the heritage and promoting history of the Village of Indian Hill, Ohio. It manages two historical landmarks, the Bonnell House, also known as Buckingham Lodge, and the Little Red Schoolhouse. Archives and artifacts of Village history are maintained at Buckingham Lodge. The Schoolhouse may be rented for special gatherings and meetings. Programs are presented on building and home architecture, art, local history, and noteworthy families who have lived or are living in the area.



8100 Given Rd ~ Cincinnati, OH 45243-1520  ~  513-891-1873  ~  [email protected]